Are you implying that there isn't absolutely anyone in this whole wide world who doesn't like Obama because he is Black? If so, that would be an absurd assumption. You don't like Obama for your own reasons, just as some (as you claim he stated) don't like him because he is Black. And that is that.
more wise words it is a shame that people who hate obama so much get so defensive when he makes a comment that is completely true. everyone all over the world knows that some americans hate black people so would that not apply to the president too?
actually the queen never makes her own statements her once yearly speech is written for her and she doesnt take part in the running of the country and is more of a tourist or tradition type person. the monarchy itself is not something most inteligent british peole support it is just there and probably always will be there. however if it was the way you thought and she did give statements and said it then i do not think people would be shocked and many would just accept it. the uk is much more passive when it comes to politics people get angry or frustrated but its only occasionally that large groups get worked up etc. this is why american politics is very interesting because there is so much more passion from all sides.
Sure there are those who don't like him for that... The problem is his statement is thrown out as a cover for why his administration is so inept and why people oppose his policies.
It's a way of insinuating anyone who disagrees is a racist. It's a standard tactic for Chicago politicians. Why argue with someone when you can dismiss them?
but isnt this how 99 percent of politics works?
I would never say that Obama isn't liked because he is black, but what I would say that they are in a very small minority. It was the whites who elected Obama.
I do not hear of anyone saying that just because Obama got 95% of the black vote that that it was racially motivated.
Most whites, like myself were hopping that the election of Obama would help put the racial divide behind us, but it seems all he does is try to exploit the racial divide in this country. And that is the shame of his administration. Hecould have done so much good and so much more.
He is a man that has never ran anything as far as a business goes and he seems to get lost when making decisions. Too bad.
Did that make him a token black?
Lost, you are not just lost in Chicago, you are lost everywhere thanks to your ignorance. You're just an ignorant *******.
Man you are a riot! Not only you are dumb, you're also funny! I can't stop laughing!!!
I couldn't have said it better (WOW! Lots of Obama haters in this site).
You sound like a real uneducated person lostinchicago, I will not lower myself to get in an argument with you. Your intelligence level seems to be right there with that of grade school children. Don't bother to reply, I will not waste my time on you. Good bye!
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about ObamaCare Failures!"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Fast and Furious Gun Trafficking !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about IRS Targeting Conservative Groups !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Benghazi Embassy Killings !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Serving in Our Military !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Billions of Bullets Purchased by DHS !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Altered and Deleted Emails !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Job Creation or Our Economy !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about My Counterfeit Birth Certificate !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about 134% Voter Turnout In Districts Democrats Won !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Rev. Wright’s I Hate White America Sermons !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about My Foreign Student College Application Fraud !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Submitting a Budget to the U.S. Congress !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Verizon Data Collection Scandal “!<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Fraudulent Unemployment Numbers “!<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about NSA Data Collection !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Fiscal Responsibility !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about DOE Fraudulent Solyndra Green Energy Loans !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about ACORN Voter Fraud !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about DOJ Wiretapping Crimes !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about INS Sequester Felons Released !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about DOD Weapons Accessed by Chinese Hackers !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Attending National Security Briefings !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Planned Parenthood Illegal Abortions !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Stimulus Bailouts to Unions !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about American Drone Killings !"<br />
B. Obama ~ "I know nothing about Cash for Clunkers Rebate Fraud !”
:) you were kind. so much more out there. good job though
indeed, good work by linklock, just give yourself a reminder to come back in an hour and give linklock the best answer (or 3 hrs etc...)
yes as long as the best answer is pointing out how inept obama has been thats good. dont however pick the best answer that adresses the original question and statement.
But I bet he is up to speed on Christie.
would it be bad if he was up to speed on that discusting being known as christie? fair enough he is not up to speed on a lot of important issues but why would you want christie to get away with what he did?
Amazing how someone with all those advisors misses so much. Oh, I remember. He doesn't like to listen to them.
We had enough of of GW Bush, Clinton before that, then GW's father before, and then a mess of Reagan before that. Anything really really better? No.<br />
So a black dude is in the White House. I know that makes people angry, but...<br />
Does it matter? Probably not. The problems we are facing are almost insurmountable no matter who is president.<br />
The problems we face can't be solved from the Oval Office.<br />
Go ahead on with your American Dream. A dream it really is. Welcome to the year 2014.
very wise words and i think the problem is people seem to forget what a complete joke bush was when he was president and the mess created and lies that have been going on for generations when it comes to politics and presidents.
I certainly agree.
i know you dont forget lost but others certainly do.
Has anything changed all that good since 1980? Maybe yes, maybe no. Are we in real trouble? Once again, maybe yes and no. Are we polarized politically? That's a definite yes.
some things have changed but no president will be good for the usa until they take money out of politics. it is too much about greed and corruption and power and it will never be about helping the mass population while money rules every political decision.
Absolutely correct, misstick. I think of lobbying and lobbyists (for example) as a form of legal corruption. That's just to start.
Name calling,eh? I know I can't really take you all that seriously if you have to sink that low.
Other folks don't like him because he's inept !!!
me too Cindy!
Wasn't saint Reagan the guy who sold weapons to Iran to fund terrorists?
Yes, and Reagan did more the black demographic than any president since. Obama has done rootypoot for the black community.
as much as you all hate him and as inept as he may be, do you seriously believe than no folks in the usa dislike obama because he is black? its a fact some people do still hate people of a different skin colour or ethnicity. the key word here is SOME.
I would have thought even you might find it hard to disagree with that statement.
The statement can be taken at face value. Republicans in the deep south are, almost by definition, racist. No matter how bipartisan Obama tries to be, it's never good enough for someone who believes all blacks should be slaves.<br />
Why is Obama racist? I have yet to read a single line where he discriminates ba<x>sed on race. Republican dog whistles and southern strategy on the other hand ...
The Obama administration claims criminal background checks are discriminatory because they disproportionately exclude minorities—especially blacks—from hire. That’s why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, is spending taxpayer dollars suing companies that run criminal background checks on job applicants.
The reason they disproportionately exclude minorities, especially black, from hire is because the blacks are disproportionately committing the crimes. Where are the Al Sharptons and the Jessie Jacksons at when the black community is suffering with drugs, alcohol and black on black violence. Instead they want to hold up the white community for infractions that they claim are racists. When in fact all they are doing is performing legal blackmail for the own personal gain. Don't believe it? Ask Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson what their personal wealth is and I think then you will have your answer. They won't tell you because they funnel their money through their churches and so called non profit organizations.
Funny to call me left. Many left-wing people (eg: proudsocialist) call me right. Personally, I prefer to stay in the center and take the best of both sides. I also don't understand what abortion has to do with this question but I'll let that pass.
Being in the center is the most intelligent position, because both socialists and conservatives have good ideas. It requires a lot of brainpower to pick the best of both sides and not just stick to ideology.
linklock you bring up interesting points for discussion but i cant help noticing that they tend to ignore what the person your replying to has just said. how come you did not answer his questions and chose to brign up a different topic?
Why is Obama racist? I have yet to read a single line where he discriminates based on race.
I said The Obama administration claims criminal background checks are discriminatory because they disproportionately exclude minorities—especially blacks—from hire. That’s why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, is spending taxpayer dollars suing companies that run criminal background checks on job applicants.
I'm not allowed to vote since I'm a white person living in the European Union. But let me tell you that the world sighed a collective breath of relief when america made the right choice twice and get a kinda sane president instead of another warmongering fundamentalist. Obama may not be the best president in history, but he's better than McCain and Romney could ever have been (not to mention Palin)
i have to agree and so does the rest of the world. the sad part is the americans who are so blinded by hate that they simply cannot get over obamas skin colour as much as they deny its an issue for them. as pointed out he may be inept but at least he doesnt start wars based on lies and make the rest of the world hate the usa. the same cannot be said when bush was president. palin is also a complete joke and it is hard to believe she is a govenor.
What about those that voted for Obama ONLY because he is black? That is pretty racist. I prefer To be hated and feared the seen as weak. The world knows they can push Obama around.
Maybe you need to know more facts about the south dear lady. It was the democrats that pushed the Jim Crow laws in the south and did most of the suppression of the blacks there. I grew up in that era and saw it for myself; so now the democrats act like was the republicans that were racists. That is simply not the case. And please don't take my word for it check it out for yourself.
i undertand this already but what does it have to do with the current question that is being discussed here? political parties change over time and so do race relations/views.
There has been a major shift in politics after the New Deal where most racist democrats moved to the republican party instead. Can't hold the modern democratic party responsible for the very old Jim Crow laws much like you can't hold modern Germany responsible for the World Wars. In fact, it's the democrats who are repealing Jim Crow stuff and republicans who are trying to stop that process.
" I had discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you'd met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. ... You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection."
Well, that comment did come from the best joke the office ever put out there. He just needs to understand that here in America, we don't care what race you are... But nobody here respects anyone that goes back on their word as much as he does.
And I thought it was because his healthcare plan sucks and all he does is take vacations.
I'm still getting used to the white man being the minority myself
Does a black president really make you feel so defensive that you start to believe that whites are the minority and that whites do not still run almost everything there? wake up and think about what you say before you come out with such dramatic boo hoo statements.
great reply, misstick!
re up? what do you mean by that?
Ok lost. I'm gonna give my honest opinion about Mr. President.<br />
I don't hate him. Not at all. In this unfortunate place in US economics, we were bound to hit a valley. After all that's what capitalist economies do. They hit peaks and vallies. Regardless of who the president was in 2008, we were going to sink. <br />
That said...we unfortunately had a president that understands economic recovery about as well as a first year Econ student. His idea to fix all of this was to hand out more money to "stimulate" spending. Logically this makes sense, but it would never work in Capitalist Econ. If people make more, the standard of living goes up, employers that make/sell goods must pay more, the cost of goods goes up...we all still broke. <br />
Government bailouts? This is my biggest beef with Sir O and his cabinet. Capitalism functions on the basis of success and failure. A business like GM should have been allowed to fail to make way for a smaller manufacturer. That smaller one grows and hires GMs laid off, they have the experience, a new business makes the money. Capitalism in it purest form. <br />
I don't hate the President. I hate that he has been so misguided by liberal economic ideals. I hate that America voted in a man that knew so little about the state of Capitalism. We can pull out of this mess, but we need someone who will lay down an iron fist and say, "I'm sorry, you may struggle for a little bit, but this is how it's got to be to clean up the mess of this recession"
No thanks :(
I will when I'm not staring at how I was just thrown into a higher tax bracket :-/ little pissy about it right now
A lot more people like him because he's black. Pro-black, anti-white racism is pushed by all the big US media and has been for decades.
yes this is true especially on fox news who are always talking about pro black anti white. yes this is sarcasm. there is racism on both sides ok but you got a very long way to go before the anti white pro black even touches the anti black pro white movement. so relax and stop feeling so threatened.
Yes, you can't oppose racism by practicing racism.
yes i agree it would be better for all racism to end. i find it sad that in 2014 it is an issue on any side.
Yes. O'Dumbo and his supporters have created the MOST RACIST time in America in More than half a century. Lets have more parades to celebrate and promote black racism! Way to go Dubocrats!
clearly the racism in america has not been created purely because of obama has it. dont let your hatred for obama being a bad president blind you from the fact america has always been rather racist. where are these parades that celebrate black racism by the way? yes there is black racism against white people but as mentioend earlier it does not even come close to the white racism against black people. keep it real ok and is it just coincidence that when i mentioned in my previous post that there is racism on both sides you still feel the need to once again write a post that insinuated that black racism is much worse or outweights the white racism. you would have to be so blinded by hate to think that and not looking at the facts.
And yet if I (a white guy few would call liberal) said he can't get things done because he is black* I would be on nine watch lists, under surveillence (those two in the plain suburban may be watching now) and clearly a divisional racist.<br />
*Note to Sercret Service and NSA: I never said that that I was paraphrasing Obama himself. Maybe you guys should watch him.
possibly because if you said that you would be implying that the reason he cant get things done is due to his skin colour. is that not clearly a racist way to think? please tell me how it is not racist.
I would take that as a racist remark and would not utter it. However that could be a valid reason if congress refused to work with him over his color; they have not. He can't get things done simply because his agenda is far too liberal for this congress and America to swallow whole.
The only person I have seen mention color is Obama, That sounds like making excuses pre elections to me.
i agree with what you say here, good explination.
I did some for for them and a couple of other agencies too at the end of my working life in metro DC. Some of my family spent long carriers at State or its agencies.
The truth is some folks might not like him because he's black. If it doesn't apply to you why worry about it? I dont like him cause he sucks as a president, but someone out there doesn't like him because hes black. Fact is America is the most racially divided country in the world because Americans (the race that lives in America) see different colors and not one race.
My bad the race that lives in the United States
Depends, do you live in the United States? If so then yea your American
This is 100 percent correct. it may not apply to the people on this particular board but america is still the most racist county in the world.
So that is the reason he was voted into office in that one race did it all?
clearly you seem to have a problem understanding the part where he said SOME folks not all folks. dont forget your also the ocuntry that voted the war mongering red neck thick as s h i t bush into term a second time which made the rest of the world laugh at the ridiculousness of it and earnt america the label as one of the dumbest countries. no offense to all of you guys on here and all the inteligent ones and i dont share that view myself but this really happened.
Clearly some folks voted for him only because he was black but that is not racist to the whites.
who says thats not racist either? if people voted for obama just because he is black then they are just as stupid as the ones who voted for the white candidates just because they are white. it is stupidity on both sides.
Would Obama come out and say that some people only like me because I am black.
he might not say it but i think everyone with a half decent working brain already knows this is a true fact. i am quite sure some black people would readily admit they like him because he is black. in politics it would do him no favours to say it himself, just as you never heard bush or clinton or any of the previous presidents ever say that some people only liked them because they were white. but we all know in both colours this does happen and is true.
ok ill try to keep it very simple and to the point. did or did not bush send the troops to the middle east after getting the publics backing based on his stement that there were definately WMD,s over there? Did this turn out to be a lie or a fabrication? yes or no will suffice.